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Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal with teammate Tyrell Crosby (65) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Lions won 26-23. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Lions snap 11-game losing streak, beat Cardinals 26-23

Sep. 27, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It was the kind of moment that had stymied the Detroit Lions so many times during their 11-game losing streak: A potential game-winning play, a gut-punch penalty that reversed it and the realization that nothing was going to come easy. But Matthew Stafford has seen a lot during his...

Green Bay Packers' Rashan Gary sacks Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Lions' collapse starts well before fourth quarter this time

Sep. 20, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — This time, the Detroit Lions didn’t bother waiting until the fourth quarter to blow a double-digit lead. The Lions scored touchdowns on their first two series to go ahead 14-3 against the Green Bay Packers but allowed that advantage to disintegrate by halftime....

Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) breaks up a pass intended for Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) in the end zone in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Chicago won 27-23. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dull 'Dagger': Another collapse costs Lions their opener

Sep. 13, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If the Detroit Lions' first game was any indication, their “Dagger Time” mantra could use some sharpening. For a second consecutive season, the Lions blew a big fourth-quarter lead in their opening game. This year was worse, however. Detroit at least salvaged a tie in its first...

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Trubisky throws 3 TDs in 4th to help Bears beat Lions 27-23

Sep. 13, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky missed many targets, sailing some passes high and leaving other throws behind teammates, until it mattered most. Trubisky perfectly lofted a 27-yard go-ahead touchdown pass into the fingertips of Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining and the Chicago Bears held on to beat the...